Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2015/2016
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Disciplinary sector: 
AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY (AGR/13)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

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Course description

Understand the issue of pollution in the main environmental matrices. Understand the biogeochemical cycles of C and N and the changes imposed by anthropic activity. Understand the interaction between microorganisms and pollutants through the study of microbial metabolism. Be aware of the quality and quantity of the most polluting pollutants in the environment. Be aware of the effect on human health, environmental matrices and biodiversity caused by various types of pollutants. Understand the mechanisms of bioremediation

Prerequisites

ecology, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry

Syllabus

C and N biogeochemical cycles and the changes imposed by human activity. Microbial metabolism and nutritional classification. The "waste kegacy", the concept of waste. The main pollutants and their effects on environmental matrices and human health: dioxins and furans, PCBs, heavy metals, aliphatic, chlorinated and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Theory and practice of Microbial Bioremediation.

Teaching Methods

Textbooks

Lecture slides and didactic materials available at the Department's e-learning site.

Learning assessment

Written exam (multiple choise questions). Oral examination

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